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Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature
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Professor Borges A Course on English Literature In English at last Borges s erudite and entertaining lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar WildeWriting for Harper s Magazine Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges A compilation of
  • Title: Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature
  • Author: Jorge Luis Borges Katherine Silver Martin Arias Martin Hadis
  • ISBN: 9780811218757
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In English at last, Borges s erudite and entertaining lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar WildeWriting for Harper s Magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges A compilation of the twenty five lectures Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires, where he taught English literature Starting with the Vikings kennings and Beowulf and endiIn English at last, Borges s erudite and entertaining lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar WildeWriting for Harper s Magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges A compilation of the twenty five lectures Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires, where he taught English literature Starting with the Vikings kennings and Beowulf and ending with Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, the book traverses a landscape of precursors, cross cultural borrowings, and genres of expression, all connected by Borges into a vast interpretive web This is the most surprising and useful of Borges s works to have appeared posthumously Borges takes us on a startling, idiosyncratic, fresh, and highly opinionated tour of English literature, weaving together countless cultural traditions of the last three thousand years Borges s lectures delivered extempore by a man of extraordinary erudition bring the canon to remarkably vivid life Now translated into English for the first time, these lectures are accompanied by extensive and informative notes by the Borges scholars Mart n Arias and Mart n Hadis.
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    1. Jim says:

      I judge this work not as a scholarly treatise on English literature Consider how it was put together One or students at the University of Buenos Aires taped the entire series of 25 lectures in 1966 and then transcribed the result for use as notes The tapes themselves are now missing and were probably re used, according to the editors, for other classes.This was not intended to be a detailed survey of English literature Jorge Luis Borges devotes seven lectures to Anglo Saxon literature, and then [...]

    2. Douglas Dalrymple says:

      Available for the first time in English translation, Professor Borges collects a term s worth of lectures delivered by Jorge Luis Borges in 1966 on the history of English literature It s a remarkable book, I think, for two quite different reasons.It s remarkable first of all in offering a survey of its subject that will be almost unrecognizable to most students of English literature Fully a quarter of the course is spent on the Anglo Saxon era of Beowulf and Co Almost no mention at all is made o [...]

    3. Christian says:

      Este libro compila las clases que dio Borges en la UBA sobre literatura inglesa Son, b sicamente, las desgrabaciones, con abundantes notas complementarias Una joya Borges, en vez de tratar de cubrir todas las tendencias y los autores, se concentra en sus favoritos, en los que mejor conoce, en los autores y en los textos espec ficos que lo apasionan, o sea literatura anglosajona medieval, Browning, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Stevenson, Blake Todo es fascinante nunca entend esa fama de complicado que [...]

    4. Philipp says:

      A Borges bootleg Transcripts of recordings of a few lectures on English literature Borges gave in the 1960s in Buenos Aires, before he was internationally famous, which is why the recordings of these lectures don t exist any.Interestingly, it s very conversational in tone, there s very little university related talking going on of course, there is a possibility that the editors cut this Borges talks only once about tests, never again about anything but Anglo Saxon English literature he seems to [...]

    5. aconeyisland says:

      Coleridge 1 conferenze Le conversazioni di Coleridge erano molto curiose Dice De Quincey, che fu suo discepolo e grande ammiratore, che ogni volta che Coleridge conversava era come se tracciasse un circolo nell aria Ovvero, si allontanava dal tema iniziale e poi vi ritornava, ma molto lentamente La conversazione di Coleridge poteva durare due o tre ore Alla fine si scopriva che, descrivendo un circolo, era tornato al punto di partenza Ma generalmente gli interlocutori se n erano gi andati Di mod [...]

    6. Michael Hingston says:

      Borges is happy to follow his nose, canon be damned Who else would give 19th century poet and textile designer William Morris three full lectures space than Chaucer, Milton and Shakespeare zero, zero and zero, respectively combined I got to review this for the Globe and Mail a couple weeks back Read the whole thing here theglobeandmail arts b

    7. Theut says:

      Peccato non aver ascoltato quelle lezioni di persona si vede la passione di Borges per la letturatura, il suo sconfinato a per le lettere e la sua incredibile erudizione al servizio dell insegnamento.

    8. Bill Bangham says:

      Worth the read for insights into the workings of a great mind Beyond that, a delight for anyone enad with English literature and writing in general.

    9. Robert Giambo says:

      Lectures from the 60 s by Borges based on student transcripts, the topics covered by the lectures are quite quirky An okay book Read Borges short stories those are five stars.

    10. Frederick Gault says:

      Unlike any English class I ve ever taken The depth of Borghes knowledge is incredible, his interests all over the place and his love of the music in English poetry and prose was profound.

    11. John Pistelli says:

      This recent volume published by New Directions, translated by Katherine Silver, and edited and annotated by Mart n Hadis and Mart n Arias is derived from student recordings and transcriptions of a lecture course on the history of English literature that Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires where he had been hired on the strength of his literary reputation, despite not having an advanced degree, about a decade earlier Irrespective of the Borgesian contents, it is a good book all [...]

    12. J Murnaghan says:

      Superb Chronicles his personal enthusiasms.

    13. Aaron Arnold says:

      If you re a fan of literature, meaning that you get pleasure out of not only reading but also thinking over and talking about books, then this is a must read simply because it s one of the greatest writers of all time talking about some of the other greatest writers of all time with his customary immense insight and analytical ability Idiosyncratically composed, far ranging in scope, and unbelievably erudite, this collection is all the amazing because it was compiled from a series of lectures h [...]

    14. Sean Carman says:

      This recently translated collection of lectures on the history of English Literature that Borges gave at the University of Buenos Aires in the 1960s is a really fun read It s basically a brief survey of English literature, from Beowulf to J.D Salinger Each lecture touches briefly on its subjects, and provides a few key insights into the works in question Borges speaks in a grandfatherly tone The book is fun to read both for the fantasy it offers sitting at Borges feet, listening to his wonderful [...]

    15. João Camilo says:

      Borges said once that poetry remembers to have been music before Remembering is what Art does with us In this case, Borges classes just like his speeches remember to be one day literary essays Close eyes and listen, not to a typical class of literature, with list of readings and discussion about styles or technique, you are in a class of literature where you remember the emotion of reading Borges with his fantastic memory fantastic because it is impressive and because he will fill the blank spac [...]

    16. Seth Kanor says:

      A series of lectures transcribed from a course Borges taught on English literature, this book is like a modern day Rosetta Stone seeming to unlock lost languages and shedding light on poets I d forgotten, or didn t yet know I was in love with Whether he is taking a well known passage from a poem like Blake s Tyger, uncovering the mysteries of Anglo Saxon elegies, or delving into the tumultuous personal life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Borges seems to have a singular ability to hopscotch between t [...]

    17. Aaron says:

      Interesting he skips from Old English Anglo Saxon literature to about 500 years later Hardly touches on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and never mentions Keats rather, his emphasis is on the writers that seemed to be of most interest to himself as a short story writer and poet writers visions and the musicality of their prose or verse Of primary interest to me was his points on Anglo Saxon meter, the birth of Romanticism with Macpherson , and his insights into Coleridge and Robert Louis Stevenson [...]

    18. Rozonda says:

      He buscado este libro durante muchisimo tiempo y debo decir que no me ha decepcionado en absoluto En l he encontrado, como siempre, la profunda erudici n de Borges expresada de forma elegante y sencilla, esa misma erudici n que me hizo descubrir y amar a tantos autores en mi adolescencia y juventud Haberle tenido como profesor debe haber sido un aut ntico privilegio Un recorrido por la literatura inglesa desde el Old English hasta principios del siglo XX, deteni ndose en autores tn diversos como [...]

    19. Cooper Renner says:

      In the grand scheme of things, maybe this isn t a 5 star book, but it s quite entertaining, quite enjoyable to read Borges s angle on English Literature the authors he admires, why he admires them, etc It s quite idiosyncratic If you ve read some of his essays or the Spanish Introduccion a la literatura inglesa, some of what he says will seem familiar But it s still fun.

    20. Pedro Gomes says:

      A marvellous read, obligatory for anyone interested in learning Whether the subject is Borges or not, it s up to you All I know is that I m getting a physical copy of this as soon as I can, so a second reading can be done.

    21. May Ryan says:

      Almost like sitting in on his lectures Made me miss the university classroom.

    22. Sara Kim says:

      Foda

    23. Rodrigo says:

      Curso de Literatura Inglesa do Jorge Luis Borges Vale muito ler O cara era demais.

    24. Micaela says:

      EXCELENTE Nuestra unica oportunidad de poder aprender y disfrutar con las clases de ese erudito de la literatura inglesa Gracias a los compiladores por todo el esfuerzo

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